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As a web designer what is your favourite/most used colour palette file format? E.g.

  • .ase?

  • .aco?

  • .gpl?

  • .css?

  • other?

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I prefer .ASE because it's Adobe's universal colour format. It's dead simple for me to load my .ase files in Photoshop, Illustrator, and inDesign.

Even if another format also works that well, why not use .ase when we know it also works really well :D

Answered over 6 years ago by innovati
  • Thank you for your answer. Actually, my reason for asking is that I'm designing a new color palette control. In relation to that I was wondering what type(s) of palette files it would be reasonable to enable users to import. Perhaps this is really not the right forum for such a question - maybe I ought to do a survey instead. :) However, I guess from the widespread use of Creative Suite it's fair to assume that the .ase-format would be a good path to pursue. agib over 6 years ago

The .ase format is Adobe's universal color format at least as of CS5 - for example Fireworks CS3 does not accept the .ase format, but instead uses the .aco format to access swatches/colors. As far as what I would like I typically use .ase whenever I can. You might take a look at a site like - they offer palettes/colors/etc in a wide variety of formats (sadly no .aco) that are suited to users' tastes.

Answered over 6 years ago by nicholasforneris